Trainer Sentenced To Jail Term

Published: February 23, 2015 12:31 pm EST

It has been reported that a trainer has been sentenced to a prison term stemming from a probe into illegal activities at the racetrack.

As an article by FOX 43 explains, Thoroughbred trainer David J. Wells has been sentenced to a three-month term in Dauphin County Prison. The report goes on to state that the three-month term will be followed by a three-month confinement in a secure work release centre at the prison.

The FOX 43 article also states that Wells was sentenced to five years of intermediate punishment.

In December of 2014, Wells, 50, plead guilty in county court to a charge of rigging publicly exhibited contests. While entering his guilty plea, Wells admitted to injecting illegally-administered drugs to racehorses while he was fully aware that his actions were in direct violation of the rules and regulations that were in place.

The charges against Wells stemmed from a 2013 probe into illegal activities at at Penn National Racetrack in Grantville, PA.

(With files from FOX 43)

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Can you imagine that this could ever happen in this Province or this Country ?????, not in my lifetime I'm sure.

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